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Transnational Forum “Digital transformation, networking, collaborations and convergences in the Balkans”

Published on: 16/09/2022 Event Archived
Emilios Riadis Multipurpose Hall - TIF
Egnatia str. 154, 54636 – Thessaloniki


Interoperability E.U. policies and good practices  in Europe would be presented and discussed at the 1st Session of 4th Balkan Forum so as to pave the way for the support  of EU policies related to digital transformation to Balkan countries. 

The importance of all decentralised institutions (such as the Ministry of Interior Sector Macedonia and Thrace and the Interreg Managing Authority) adjoining cross-border areas, since according to the European principles of subsidiary and proximity they can contribute more efficiently to the specialization and effective implementation of Central and Regional policies in terms of sustainable development; 

1st Session: Digital Transformation, convergences and networks in the Balkans of business operators

The panel is going to be coordinated by CERTH’s Chairman Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras, and invited speakers have the option  to participate online.


- Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Process Simplification, Greece

- Victoria Kalogirou, Programme Manager for EU policies and a Seconded National Expert at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics (Interoperability Unit – D2), Brussels

- Nikos Efthymiadis, Chairman & Ceo, Thess INTEC AE, Greece

- Orhideja Kaljoshevska, WBIF Country Manager for Republic of North Macedonia - Anastasios Tzikas, President TIF - HELEXPO SA & Chairman of TECHNOPOLIS Thessaloniki ICT Business Park, Greece

- Dr. Aleš Hančič, Managing Director TECOS, Slovenia

- Dimitrios Goulias, Economic Analyst at Greek Exporters’ Association (SEVE), Greece

- Dragana Bećić, Assistant Director, Office for Information Technologies and e-Government, Government of the Republic of Serbia


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The Ministry of Interior (Sector of Macedonia and Thrace) is organizing in Thessaloniki (Emilios Riadis Hall – TIF) a Transnational Forum entitled “Digital transformation, networking, collaborations and convergences in the Balkans”.

The aim of the Forum is to capture the existing level of the technological ecosystem in the Balkans with the aim of developing networks and collaborations to improve it, leading to a new digital era.

Participants of the Forum

Balkan area (members or non-members of the EU), such as Chambers, Business Representative Bodies, Bilateral Chambers, PDO/PGE Product Bodies, Research Bodies, Technology Providers, Investment Groups, Port Organizations, Railway Organizations, Protected Area Management Bodies, Airport Management Bodies, Logistics and Transport Providers, Energy Providers, Motorway Construction and Management Organizations – Energy Pipelines, Banks, and Competent Public Bodies and Ministries.

The forum will proceed on a combination of both physical presence and video conference and will be broadcasted live streaming in English and in Greek language (you will be informed for further information’s and technical details).




You can find the full agenda at the Balkans’ Forum site 

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Physical location
Emilios Riadis Multipurpose Hall - TIF
Egnatia str. 154, 54636 – Thessaloniki